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  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
    Sapiens (English, Paperback) Yuval Noah Harari

    **Over 1 million copies sold** **The Sunday Times #1 bestseller** FIRE gave us power FARMING made us hungry for more MONEY gave us purpose SCIENCE made us deadly This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history - from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

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  • Kill All Normies by Angela Nagle
    Kill All Normies (English, Paperback) Angela Nagle

    How internet subcultures are conquering the mainstream, from from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right.

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  • Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updated by Kate Fox
    Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updated (English, Paperback) Kate Fox

    The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour

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  • The Witch by Ronald Hutton
    The Witch (English, Hardback) Ronald Hutton

    Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history

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  • The Gospel According to Blindboy by Blindboy Boatclub
    The Gospel According to Blindboy (Paperback) Blindboy Boatclub

    The Gospel According to Blindboy is a surreal and genre-defying collection of short stories exploring the myths, complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. It is one of the most original collections of short stories to emerge in recent years.

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  • The Utopia Of Rules by David Graeber
    The Utopia Of Rules (English, Paperback) David Graeber

    David Graeber's The Utopia of Rules is an engaging, revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives. Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And is it really a cipher for state violence? To answer these questions, the anthropologist David Graeber - one of our most important and...

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  • Revolutionary Ride by Lois Pryce
    Revolutionary Ride (English, Paperback) Lois Pryce

    Adventurer Lois Pryce ignores all warnings and embarks on a 3,000- mile journey across Iran by motorcycle (a country where Iranian women aren't allowed to ride motorbikes), discovering what real life is like for people there today

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  • The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
    The Mushroom at the End of the World (English, Paperback) Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

    Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world?and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just...

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  • Thinking through Craft by Glenn Adamson
    Thinking through Craft (English, Paperback) Glenn Adamson

    Provides an introduction to the way that artists working in various media think about craft. This book also includes historical case studies analysing craft's role in a variety of disciplines, including architecture, design, contemporary art, and the crafts themselves.

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  • Designs for the Pluriverse by Arturo Escobar
    Designs for the Pluriverse (English, Paperback) Arturo Escobar

    Arturo Escobar presents a new vision of design theory by arguing for the creation of what he calls "autonomous design"-a design practice aimed at channeling design's world-making capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth.

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  • The Bell Curve by Christine Ma
    The Bell Curve (English, Paperback) Christine Ma, Michael Schapira

    Published in 1994, The Bell Curve caused uproar. Herrnstein and Murray claim that intelligence is the key factor in determining success in life and that it is genetic and, more controversially still, that some ethnic groups are more intelligent than others.

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  • The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
    The Songlines (English, Paperback) Bruce Chatwin

    The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, ancient tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. In this magical account Chatwin recalls his travels across the length and breadth of Australia seeking to find the truth about the songs and unravel the mysteries of their stories.

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  • The Stations of the Sun by Ronald Hutton
    The Stations of the Sun (Paperback) Ronald Hutton

    From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home, and Hallowe'en, to the twelve days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain. This comprehensive and engaging study covers the whole sweep of history from the earliest written records to the present day.

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  • Code of the Samurai by Thomas Cleary
    Code of the Samurai (English, Hardback) Thomas Cleary, Oscar Ratti

    A 400-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese way of the warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping modern Japanese society and the modern martial arts in Japan and internationally.

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  • Black Tudors by Miranda Kaufmann
    Black Tudors (English, Hardback) Miranda Kaufmann

    A transformative history - in Tudor times there were Africans living and working in Britain, and they were free

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  • Myanmar's Enemy Within by Francis Wade
    Myanmar's Enemy Within (English, Paperback) Francis Wade

    As the darkness of military rule recedes, deep and violent fissures have opened between Myanmar's religious communities.

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  • Memento Mori by Paul Koudounaris
    Memento Mori (English, Hardback) Paul Koudounaris

    From burial caves in Indonesia festooned with bones, to skulls smoking cigarettes, wearing beanie hats and sunglasses, and decorated with garlands of flowers in South America, the author ventures beyond the grave to find messages of hope and salvation.

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  • England's Hidden Reverse by David Keenan
    England's Hidden Reverse (English, Paperback) David Keenan

    An obsessively researched biography of the three seminal music groups Coil, Current 93, and Nurse With Wound that also illuminates the history of the English underground scene.

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  • Owners of the Map by Claudio Sopranzetti
    Owners of the Map (English, Paperback) Claudio Sopranzetti

    On May 19, 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and war weapons to disperse the thousands of Red Shirts protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok to demand democratic elections and an end to inequality. Key to this mobilization were motorcycle taxi drivers, who slowed down, filtered, and severed mobility in the area, claiming a prominent role in national politics...

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  • Doing Ethnography by Giampietro Gobo
    Doing Ethnography (English, Paperback) Giampietro Gobo, Andrea Molle

    With new coverage of digital research tools and social media, as well as that of areas such as autoethnography, visual and feminist ethnography, this important introduction continues to provide readers with the perfect mix of theory and practical advice to ensure their research is carefully thought through, replicable, and ethically sound

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